Tacoma and Leroy

The paper I’d ordered came in at the UW bookstore in Tacoma.  I drove down to pick it up. I now have 20 sheets of 22×30 Strathmore Series 500 Mixed Media paper with which to make some sketchbooks.  Cheaper to order and have it delivered there than to pay shipping from Dick Blick!

Since it was such a beautiful morning, I brought my sketch kit.  I sat in the sun on the patio across from the Washington History Museum to again sketch the classic view.

I used my reciprocal benefit from MOHAI to visit the Tacoma Museum of Art.  I saw the George O’Keefe exhibit.  No photos and I didn’t do any sketches.  Photos not allowed but pencil sketching was.

I did sketch Leroy, the Big Pup by Scott Fife of Seattle. It’s made of  cardboard, carpenter’s glue, and drywall screws. The 10-foot-tall Pup has become an icon of Tacoma Art Museum. He even has a LinkedIn page.   “Languages:  Dog”  Ha!

And he’s been made into a plush dog, available in the Museum shop.

About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Tacoma and Leroy

  1. miatagrrl says:

    We missed you last Saturday at the Wash. State History Museum, so glad you had a chance to sketch in the ‘hood today. I’ll have to get back to TAM soon to see that O’Keefe exhibit, which I’ve heard is excellent.

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